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Each day Media Bias Fact Check selects and publishes fact checks from around the world. We only utilize fact-checkers that are either a signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) or have been verified as credible by MBFC. Further, we review each fact check for accuracy before publishing. (D. Van Zandt)

Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience/Other

Claim by Jim Oberwies (R): Says U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood described riots as “beautiful protests.”

Politifact rating: False

No, Underwood did not call riots ‘beautiful’

Claim via Social Media: COVID-19 mortality rates are very low, therefore COVID-19 is not an important public health concern; if you are 70+ years old, you have a 0.054% chance of dying from COVID-19

Health Feedback rating: Misleading

COVID-19 has caused many deaths due to high virus transmission, despite its relatively small infection fatality ratio

Claim by Social media users: 500,000 ballots in Virginia and 200,000 ballots in Nevada were sent to dead people, pets

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Thousands of ballots were not sent to dead people or pets in Nevada, Virginia

Claim by Trump (R): Says Dr. Anthony Fauci said of Trump’s pandemic response, “I can’t imagine that … anybody could be doing more.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False

Trump ad takes Fauci out of context

Claim via Social Media: “Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris this morning said that, ” American churches are PROPAGANDA CENTERS for intolerant homophobic, xenophobic vitriol ” and she called american [sic] pastors, ” knuckle-dragging disseminators of intolerance and enemies of social justice”

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: Kamala Harris did not say these remarks about American churches

(International: India) Claim: Photos show Hathras gangrape accused Congress leader

BOOM rating: False

Image Of Rape Accused In Madhya Pradesh Falsely Linked To Hathras Case

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Media Bias Fact Check was founded by Dave Van Zandt in 2015. Dave was a Communications major in college and over the years has focused on personal research in media bias and the role of media in politics. Dave is a registered Non-Affiliated voter who values evidence based reporting.

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